“Our kids love your ColorMe™ mural!!
That’s the heading of the subject line in the wonderful email we got from Barbara, Technology Services Manager at Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli, PA.
Last year, I purchased a “ColorMe” mural for my small school’s Makerspace. In case you don’t know what that is, a Makerspace is a place for students to create, ideate, and collaborate on and with hands-on projects that often mix traditional building and making materials, such as cardboard, wood, and Lego, with high-tech materials, like LEDs, circuits, robotics, and 3d printing.Ours is a school for children who learn differently, and as such, many of our kids sometimes need a quiet place to decompress. While the Makerspace is often full of activity, I have dedicated a quiet room for our more introverted kids and installed a ColorMe mural. There is a big box of markers, crayons, and colored pencils for them to collaboratively color, and the kids love it!They completed last year’s mandala. This year’s Whirligig will go up later in August and I expect they will love to color it just as much.